Saturday, February 28, 2009

Caramel On My Sundae

I mentioned the Homemade Caramel Treatment in an older post, and a friend reminded me that I did not post the recipe. Sorry, folks,

The pros of this treatment are excellent moisture, deep conditioning and strengthening. The only con is the mess! I've only tried it once, and have yet to find a tidier way to apply it to my hair. If you try it and find a better way, leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you. Until next time.....

Caramel Treatment

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup shea butter (semi-soft, not melted)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tb Apple cider vinegar
1 jar banana baby food
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
water (as needed to thin) or
cornstarch (as needed to thicken)

Using a blender, blend until smooth. Apply to hair as you would a deep conditioner, preferably in sections. Leave on for as long as you can stand (I forgot to mention the drippies as a CON ) without heat. I don't suggest overnight, that's just me. Rinse thoroughly and a. style as usual, or b. co-wash to move oil ( my hair loves oil) and then style as usual. The choice is yours. You can get with this, or you can get with that.

*Please note: I tweaked this recipe from the original for several reasons- I don't have red palm oil and I hate the smell of ACV so I decreased the amount. I was still Very pleased with my results. If you have any leftover mixture, freeze in a ziploc and use within 2 weeks. Enjoy!, and post a comment.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

First Lady Swag

Mrs. Michelle Obama's Vogue cover is on newstands!



Stuntin' like my President

I just came across this photo and I had to post it.
Totally off topic, but sooooooooooo necessary.
Mrs. Michelle Obama is gorg. The definition of beauty. Phenomal woman. And she loves her man.
Sigh...................<3 Black Love is grand.

You Got To Coor-di-nate

Fly hair, Fly jewels. Get yours here

Kinky/Curly Cutie

NAZRI SEGARO- L.A Models (Ethiopian)

HOW-HOT-IS-THIS-STYLE. Swag-jackin' it as we speak! I can't wait to go to church this Sunday. Amen!

It's been a long time...

I shouldn't have left you.

I think this is my first blog of the New Year. For shame. I've got a-mah-zing updates. I'll tease you with a few, then write detailed posts about the rest.

About me. Finally admitting that I am a product junkie. I thought I just ob-sessed about my hair. Stop your lies, you foolish girl! Make-up has got me fiending, bath and skin care too. And this recession is real, so I must spend wisely (translation-hide the receipts from Dear Hubby).

My new faves:

Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Barely Blossom, Pink Whisper, Pink Pursuit
Revlon Creme Gloss in Pink Cami = MAC Lipglass Viva Glam VI SE

Revlon has got the "drugstore" beauty game on lock. I love MAC, Nars, Cargo, TooFaced, but my BOGO swag is on fiyah right now! Ulta, Walgreens, RiteAid, almost always have cosmetics BOGO free. Throw in a manufacturer's coupon from your Sunday paper, and the make-up is damn near free. Take that economic downturn!

Okay,, Back to business.

My hair is so friggin' healthy and soft. Thanks to bentonite clay ( pick this up at health food stores/natural markets) and Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee.
If you must run out and buy these products now, (yes, you must) mix clay with warm coconut milk instead of water. Apply as you would deep conditioner, leave in 10-15 minutes. You have to watch this- you DO NOT want dry clay in your kinky/curly hair. Never a good look and a BEAST to wash out. Rinse and detangle your hair faster than you can say "product junkie". Bentonite clay can also be used as a mask to detox skin. See, 2-n-1, I'm saving you money! (Thank me by subscribing <3). With Qhemets, use as directed. The ghee, or butter, really helped my ends. One of my '09 hair goals is to pamper my ends like crazy to see if I can avoid constant trimming, thus retaining length.

I'm gonna post my updated 2009 routine. Cross my heart. I'm also going to photograph everything in my hair product stash. Shampoos, conditioners, oils, butters, gels, tools and I'm buying a new blow dryer. Stay tuned...